What does a newspaper sound like? A question you may never have asked, but one that will be answered on 20 November: musician and famed producer Matthew Herbert is creating a concert based around a day’s edition of the Guardian.
Called One Day, the musical score and programme notes will be based on Saturday 25 September’s Guardian
Performing Herbert’s new compositions alongside him, the London Sinfonietta’s musicians will bring a different perspective to everything contained within the newspaper, ranging from the Labour party leadership campaign to the recipe pages.
Although the score is still being written by Herbert, it is expected that the London Sinfonietta will be joined on stage by guest musicians and singers as well as sportspeople, writers, journalists, members of the public and actors. Between them, they will aim to make One Day not only a compelling evening of new music, but an engaging, interactive spectacle, with plenty of the theatrics and invention for which Herbert’s live shows have gained such a strong reputation.
It’s the season of good will, so here’s a plug for two worthy events:
In aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability, newsreaders Nicholas Owen, Emily Maitliss and Katie Derham will take part in a fundraising Christmas concert.
Music at the event, which will be held on Thursday December 11 at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank, will come from the London Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir and stars of stage and screen.
Tickets are priced from £10-£50 and are available from the Southbank Centre on 0871 663 2500 or can be booked online.
To raise money for charity Greenhouse, the ES is auctioning off a host of meeja-related prizes from dinner with editor Veronica Wadley, lunch with Robert Peston to accompanying Sir David Frost to a screening of Frost/Nixon.